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  1. Make DisplayLink driver available for installation and update from Ubuntu repository

    Contact Canonical to make DisplayLink driver available for installation and update from Ubuntu repository, like AMD and nVidia driver packages.

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    • Linux: reach Windows feature parity (mirroring, scaling, and rotating)

      Currently unsupported / broken in DisplayLink on Linux:

      - Display mirroring
      - Display scaling
      - Display rotation

      This really limits what you can actually do with DisplayLink on Linux - i.e. you can only currently have an extended display activated with no scaling or rotation. You can't even use only the DisplayLink connected display on its own.

      176 votes
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      • Support linux with nvidia/amd drivers

        support displaylink with proprietary drivers from nvidia and amd

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        • Linux wayland support

          Displaylink does not seem to work with wayland yet, which is starting to be the standard, replacing Xorg, on linux soon:

          https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/WaylandByDefault
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland_(display_server_protocol)

          Would be great if you could also support wayland!

          168 votes
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          • ARM linux support

            Better Linux support, a direct driver for X11 and support ARM devices and not crypted logs.

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              I’ve updated this to be for ARM Linux support. EVDI is designed as an open source component to be adapted for different graphics architectures.

              The logs from the DisplayLink binary component are encrypted to protect IP. This is the same on all OSes for DisplayLink binary components.

            • Add support for VMware USB passthrough so guest OS can have dedicated display output

              For DL-3xxx and DL-5xxx devices especially.

              This is already working for MacOS but not working for Windows (as mentioned in DisplayLink KB 544870) and Linux.

              This will allow multiple DisplayLinks to be used on single VM hosts behaving like thin clients, which is an enormous user base and thus market potential.

              58 votes
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              • Fix linux driver scaling

                Scaling doesn't work with the linux DisplayLink driver. This makes it impossible to use displays of different DPI together. By scaling I mean, for example:

                xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --auto --scale 2x2

                50 votes
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                • Support Night Shift and f.lux for Mac OS

                  As documented, there is work underway for Windows to support f.lux. However, I haven't seen any clear communication that support Night Shift of f.lux on Mac OS is in the works as neither are supported via DisplayLink. It would be really nice to have these options on Mac.

                  https://superuser.com/questions/257606/is-there-a-work-around-to-configure-brightness-or-color-on-a-displaylink-monitor)

                  26 votes
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                  • Support for Dell XPS in Ubuntu 16.10

                    It seems to me that many people are reporting instability issues for Ubuntu 16.10 using the latest 1.2.65 driver. Severe instabilities occur for certain types of hardware that was supported in Ubuntu 16.04.

                    I have a Dell XPS 13 (9343) and DL-3100. The screen keeps disappearing and re-appearing. It happens really randomly and sometimes many times per minute, other times it might be once per 20 minute. The displays go to black and everything crashes. It crashes often, but not always. This makes the applications stuck to that display crash as well. It is very poor performance (lag/hanging/high CPU usage)…

                    22 votes
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                    • better mac icc profiles for monitors

                      hi!

                      there seems to be a need for better icc color profiles for mac. i'm using asus mb169b+ portable monitor and the colors are not very good. there is a real problem with the subtile greys, they are not getting displayed.

                      hopefully there will be something done about this.

                      21 votes
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                      • Not working on ubuntu 16.04

                        After I upgraded to 16.04 LTS, I could not use my DisplayLinks graphics/ethernet adapter for graphics (ethernet works fine). I recently installed the newest driver (1.2.65) but I get this error:

                        Warning: dlm.service changed on disk. Run 'systemctl daemon-reload' to reload units.
                        Job for dlm.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status dlm.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

                        I run journalctl as suggested by the error message and here is what I get:

                        26 16:27:28 myhost systemd[1]: Starting DisplayLink Manager Service...
                        -- Subject: Unit dlm.service has begun start-up
                        -- Defined-By: systemd
                        -- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
                        -- …

                        20 votes
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                        • add brightness support to non-windows OSes

                          It's stated in the documentation that color correction and brightness do not work. I'm mostly interested in controlling the birghtness - is display link working on these features for non-windows OSes?

                          17 votes
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                          • Netflix support on Android device

                            Netflix support from Android device

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                            • Deploy Display Link using SCCM 2012 Task Sequence

                              Corporate: How to deploy Display Link Software using SCCM 2012 Task Sequence.

                              9 votes
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                              • Connecting via Cat6 instead of USB3

                                Would be nice to rackmount a few of my PCs in the garage and just gave displaylink devices on the desks kinda like dumb terminals. 3m USB 3 cable limit doesnt allow for this. Maybe its possible with usb extenders. But to get the hot and loud gaming PC's out of the rooms will be a win.

                                9 votes
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                                • Improve performance of rotated screens on Mac OS X

                                  Improve performance of rotated screens on Mac OS X

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                                  • Some applications detect DisplayLink as incompatible display driver. Problem exists with Adobe Premiere Elements 14, X-Plane, GoPro Quik

                                    When using DisplayLink some applications show incompatible display driver error. Problem exists with Adobe Premiere Elements 14, X-Plane, GoPro Quik on Windows 10 and I'think at last since version 8 of drivers. Solution is to open them on laptop screen and then switch to displays connected via DisplayLink (in my case i-tec USB 3.0 docking station). It would be nice if it could be solved.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Android portrait

                                      Add screen rotation to Android client. I have a display link monitor than can be turned to portrait mode. But, by default, my device displays in a box unless I turn the device to landscape... It then fills the screen. I would ask that the app allow me to hold the phone in portrait and display to my portrait monitor full screen. It does display correctly for a short time before rotating fully.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Add an option to make task icon invisible, when no device is connected

                                        With the recent drivers the behavior of the task icon changed. It is now always visible. It would be great to add an option so that the user could define the preferred behavior.

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                                        • I hope in the near future you could extend the "fit to TV" function to multiple displays. Thanks.

                                          I hope in the near future you could extend the "fit to TV" function to multiple displays. Thanks.

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